Pubs of Manchester

All pubs within the city centre and beyond.
A history of Manchester's hundreds of lost pubs.

Monday, 29 March 2010

047. Mulligans / Waggon & Horses, Southgate

Mulligans, Southgate. (c) mymanchester.

Mulligans is probably the best known and most authentic of the Irish bars in Manchester and succeeds because of this.  Keeping it simple with good Guinness and a friendly atmosphere, it's a decent pub to visit, though a touch pricey.  At one time, was known for the best Guinness in Manchester, however, most places serve this now tasteless, lifeless stuff equally efficiently these days apart from the odd Wetherspoons.

The pub was previously known as the Waggon & Horses as seen in the 1970s, and in its time, did once brew its own beer.  This however ceased many years ago and it has been Mulligans since the '90s.  No real ale exists now in Mulligans, or didn't appear to on our last visit.  The pub is one long room with a small stage at the front for the fiddlee-dee band to play on, and there is a function room for hire above.  

Waggon & Horses, Southgate, 1990. (c) deltrems at flickr.


  1. For a long time it did derve real ale-Cumberland, mainly, but once it did actually have three on.

  2. The Waggon and Horses was well known for it's excellent pint of Wilsons Bitter in the early to mid seventies

  3. Sorry about the rogue apostrophe in its